James Thomas Winchester WILLS
late of Seaforth
New South Wales Police Force
Regd. # 7515
Rank: Probationary Constable – appointed 19 January 1953
Sergeant 2nd Class – appointed 2 April 1976
Senior Sergeant – retirement
Stations: ?, Frenchs Forest – Retirement
Service: From ? ? pre January 1953? to 23 November 1984 = 31+ years Service
Australian Imperial Force
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Awards: No find on It’s An Honour
Born: about 1926?
Died on: Tuesday 7 February 2017 @ Manly Waters Hospital
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Buried at: Cremated
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Died 7 February 2017
Aged 91 years
Late of Seaforth
Passed away peacefully in Manly Waters Hospital.
James was a fit, strong man, a skilled carpenter who was working at the age of 91 years, as he loved woodwork.
He was a proud serving member of the NSW Police Force for 32 years, achieving the rank of senior sergeant and was awarded a medal for distinctive service. During WWII he served in the boat building industry at Cockatoo Island and Berrys Bay shipyards.
Son to Daphne Elizabeth Blanche and James Winchester Wills, we will remember James as loving husband to his late wife Noreen, a devoted father to his children James and Ross, grandfather to Daniel and Naomi, great-grandfather to Lucy and brother to Bruce, Margaret and Barbara.
He gave his time and effort beyond the call of duty, was someone who loved life and always tried his best. His strong sense of purpose in life afforded us many years of happiness for which we are forever grateful.
Published in The Sydney Morning Herald on Feb. 22, 2017 – See more at: http://tributes.smh.com.au/obituaries/smh-au/obituary.aspx?n=james-thomas-winchester-wills&pid=184201821&eid=sp_ommatch&eid=sp_ommatch#sthash.YRmImR4e.dpuf
All members of the NSW Police Force are advised that retired *Sergeant 2nd Class James Thomas Winchester Wills, regd 7515 passed away on Tuesday, 7 February 2017 aged 91 years.
Records indicate that Sergeant 2nd Class Wills was performing duties at Frenchs Forest at the time of his retirement on 23 November 1984, completing 31 years service with NSW Police Force.
A private funeral service was held.
*Despite the official message stating that James was a retired Sergeant 2nd Class, looking at the 1979 NSW Police ‘Stud Book’, there is an asterisk next to his name – which indicates that the person has passed his next qualifying examination – that being Senior Sergeant / Sergeant 1st Class.